Sally Miller Wins Swanson Award
CHANHASSEN, MN- Sally Miller, 72, of Dewitt, MI won the nationally recognized Swanson Award through SilverSneakers. The Swanson Award honors SilverSneakers members who have improved their lives through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates physical activity while inspiring and motivating others along the way. The award was established in memory of SilverSneakers founder Mary Swanson’s father.
Sally was nominated by her son, Robb Miller, who owns the Snap Fitness St. John’s, MI location. “She doesn’t just work out at Snap Fitness, she befriends everyone she meets,” says Robb. “It’s a fitness family business and she makes it her personal mission to greet new members, send get well cards and organize birthday parties and outside events for her fellow SilverSneakers members. “
Robb says his mother’s energy is contagious and she loves motivating and cheering on those around her. “She loves to talk to members about the SilverSneakers program and listens with a warm heart when members are having life challenges. It’s because of her enthusiasm the SilverSneakers program at our location has continued to grow in members.” He says.
Thousands of votes were cast for the award finalists, and Sally received 37% of the total votes for the national award. “SilverSneakers isn’t just about fitness, it’s about family,” says Sally.
Healthways will be hosting a media event to award Sally on August 21st at the Snap Fitness St. John’s location following the 10 am SilverSneakers class.
SilverSneakers is a free fitness program for seniors by offering unlimited access to a variety of gyms, fitness centers, instructors, employer groups, and health plans.
About Snap Fitness
With 2,500 clubs open or in development in 26 countries, Snap Fitness is the world’s premier 24/7 fitness franchise. Founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness provides entrepreneurs with an exciting business opportunity with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments, and world-class support.